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Workshop I did at UX Bristol in July 2013. …

Workshop I did at UX Bristol in July 2013.
Collaborative session in which we discussed a number of practical tips that could help enhance your UX skills. We focused on areas such as productivity, creativity, collaboration, communicating and selling UX design, design process, deliverables, and more…

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  • 1. Jan Srutek! @JanSru! 2013! #uxbristol!
  • 2. Hello! ! #uxbristol! @JanSru! Jan Srutek! Interaction Designer!
  • 3. #uxbristol! @JanSru!
  • 4. The art of war on the Overground! h"p://www.brelson.com/2011/10/sit6down6on6overground6prepare6for6war/= Find a good place to lurk, but don’t appear to keen! Overground veterans develop 360-degree perception of their surroundings, much like chameleons! #uxbristol! @JanSru!
  • 5. Sketchplanations.com! “I set myself the challenge of explaining something with a sketch - as explaining is a handy skill.”! ! #uxbristol! @JanSru!
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  • 7. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Productivity Wellbeing Research Creativity Collabo- ration Communication Sketching Proto- typing
  • 8. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Productivity Read, and apply ! GettingThings Done ! (Book by David Allen)!
  • 9. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Creativity Use Mental Notes for rapid ideation and lateral thinking! (Deck of cards by Stephen Anderson)!
  • 10. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Communication Follow a process when presenting your designs! (Start with the problem - the not solution)!
  • 11. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Sketching Don’t look at the tip of your pen! (To sketch nicer looking, straight lines)!
  • 12. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Prototyping Use custom widget libraries in your tools! (I’ve been using Better Defaults for Axure for years)!
  • 13. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Research Leave a longer gap after the first research session! (even if you’ve done a pilot beforehand) !
  • 14. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Agile/Lean Research Online forums are goldmines full of insights (especially around pain points)!
  • 15. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Collaboration When sharing screen, put a post-it on your monitor as a reminder to switch it off afterwards!
  • 16. #uxbristol! @JanSru! Wellbeing Always try to end your day with something positive (even a small achievement will do)! (Psychology principle: Peak-End Rule)!
  • 17. #uxbristol! @JanSru!
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  • 23. Thank you!! #uxbristol! @JanSru!